Asa, the Nigerian singer born in France, stuns the pages of the September issue of Elle Magazine.
Styled by the Contributing Editor Elle Magazine SA, Dimeji Alara, we see a preview of the amazing shots taken by Ty Bello. The makeup was done by Bimpe Onakoya as Asa wore outfits by Lisa Folawiyo and Iconic Invanity.
Speaking about the shoot, Ty Bello took to her Instagram page, expressing her complete admiration for this rare talent and the beauty of her work. Titled Asa: The Voice, Ty says, “I get really excited whenever I’m asked to shoot an artist… I know I don’t know what I’m going to do… Not in the least…. This makes me really… really…. nervous…. and I love it. I let the nerves take over till I can’t take it anymore… Then I pace around the studio to counter it… I do whatever I need to … Till my mind gets from nerves….To peace and finally, but more importantly to PLAYFUL… then I LISTEN. I give myself permission to run with the thoughts that come to me… No matter silly or mundane they sound. I’ve learnt to trust the Voice. With Asa…. The words were…. FLY…, SOAR…, BLOOM. I knew the voice was right when she started to dance to ‘No worries’ by Nosa Omorogie. Or when she stood ghostly still… As if in anticipation of ‘something’ when she wore more structured clothes. Asa is a true artist. I know this… I knew this the very first time I saw her eleven years ago… She’s the real deal. It was a beautiful surprise for me looking back at her images as I edited, when I realised that the flowers that I put behind her at the shoot to represent her blooming actually looked like wings…. Like budding wings… And sooo…. The Voice is right again….. Asa is in bloom…, ready to take off….. Yet again”.